The impact of COVID-19 vaccines on the pandemic will depend on several factors, including effectiveness of the vaccines and how many people eventually have access and choose to get vaccinated.
Vaccines will significantly improve the toolkit we have to fight this disease - but they cannot replace it. There is a big leap from vaccines to vaccination, and once we are on track to vaccinate all population groups in every country, we will be much closer to beating this virus. Until we are all protected through vaccination, we will need to continue using all the other tools at our disposal to protect ourselves and communities from this deadly virus.
- will save lives
- will reduce severe disease
- will be in short supply for some time
- are one vital tool among many to fight COVID-19